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Donate Your Used Computer Locally

Where to donate used computers and electronics in the Bay Area Seeing as we're in the Bay Area, you've got no excuse not to dispose of your electronics the right way. This article by Global Stewards, has a great list of e-waste recyclers, computer refurbishers, and computer drop-off centers. Some of these businesses will refurbish your computer and then donate…

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TechSoup.org Offers Discount Computers for Nonprofits

Discount Computers for Nonprofits If you're a nonprofit with a pressing need for new hardware, then get thee over to TechSoup.org, if you aren't there already. TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative gives nonprofits an opportunity to purchase refurbished computer systems at a discounted price. In order to qualify, you must be a legitimate 501 (c)(3) organization or public library, and you…

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Back to the Future for California

I wanted to report back from my experience presenting as top-five contestant in the Institute for the Future's California Dreams Contest in Palo Alto this past Tuesday, May 3rd. It was great fun mixing with fellow idealists and California dreamers, and discussing potential future paths for the state of California. Several themes really seemed to emerge, including green tech and…

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Hacking for Education

On the subject of why we love it when nonprofits share their data for the community good.... DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects potential donors with classrooms in need. They've facilitated over $80,000,000 in giving to thousands of public schools. They¬† are currently running a contest called Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers that challenges developers…

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